“I want to unfold.
I don’t want to stay folded anywhere,
because where I am folded, there I am a lie.
and I want my grasp of things to be
true before you. I want to describe myself
like a painting that I looked at
closely for a long time,
like a saying that I finally understood,
like the pitcher I use every day,
like the face of my mother,
like a ship
that carried me
through the wildest storm of all.”

-Rainer Maria Rilke


By Carmen H Gray

I came undone

In the undone world

Fragments and pieces

Misplaced, I thought

Until I walked on

And gazed again

At myself unfolded

Lightness in Dark

Lightness In Dark

by Carmen H Gray

Delicate petals

From an evening primrose

Open in the darkness

Saving its peak formation

For nightfall

Living inversely

Poignant and winsome


In infertile places

Where other flowers

Refuse to grow